Carole provided exceptional service and advocacy when we purchased our home. She is professional, courteous, and responsive, and had extensive knowledge of the industry and the locations we were considering. After helping us win an intense bidding competition, Carole was essential in getting us through a complicated inspection and contingency process and negotiating final points to close. She knows how to get a deal done efficiently and successfully, no matter what comes up. Highly recommend
From the get-go, my first call to Carole, she was very knowledgeable about our community and the prices homes were selling for. She spent a large part of an afternoon with my husband and me, getting to know us and what we expected in the way of price asked, willingness to come down in a reasonable amount of time, etc. She also got the sense immediately that the idea of selling and moving into a senior community was my idea to begin with and that she needed to “handle” my husband differently than me. Carole was very responsive to our needs. She gave us her home phone, cell, etc. so that we could reach her whenever necessary, which we found quite amazing. She helped us set up for open houses, showed the house whenever it suited prospective buyers, and helped us understand the process by which she worked with other brokers. It was a pleasure to see how in control she was at all times. Carole is a true professional, and she is also a bit of a psychologist. The entire process was emotionally difficult for me and, along with her real estate skills, she managed to keep me on an even keel most of the time as we went back and forth with brokers and buyers until we hit the right deal. I would recommend Carole Schiffer to anyone and everyone. She is skilled, smart and most professional…and a very nice person, to boot!
Carole did amazing work on the sale of my parent’s home. A typical sale and escrow is difficult enough without the added stress of a pair of nervous octogenarians muddling up the works! Her patience and understanding with them and their needs made all the difference in the world to my husband and myself and it allowed us to focus on dealing with the packing and closing up of their home of 30 years. She is the consummate professional and a great human being to boot.”
I want thank you for making it happen for us and helping us with the purchase our first house!
We were looking for a long time for the right house and you helped us find it. It was a great experience and very easy process from the beginning to the end of the transaction.
Thank you for taking care of all the details for us and becoming our trusted advisor during the process.
We are very grateful for your help and all hard work!”
Bel Air Resident
It seems like only yesterday that we sold our home in the Mountaingate community – and bought a new one in Playa Vista. Having lived in the home for nearly 24 years, we anticipated the experience would be somewhat traumatic.However, by our choosing the right realtor – Carole Schiffer – it was a remarkably pleasant experience throughout! Carole’s professionalism and attention to detail far exceeded our already high expectations.When we decided it was time to downsize and move from a two story nearly 4,000 sf townhouse to a one floor condo in the range of 2,500-3,000 sf, we knew we had to find a realtor who would work with us as though we were her only client.From the moment we first met with her, we knew we had made the right decision. We became a team – with Carole as the lead. She always kept us informed and guided us through various issues and impediments as they developed. Saying she went “above and beyond” would be an understatement.She not only sold our home but also helped us find and close the deal on our new one. As you can tell, we could not be more pleased with the outstanding service Carole provided! As a result and without any reservations, we proudly and highly recommend her to both prospective buyers and sellers.”
Paul and Diane Netzel
Carole is the consummate real estate professional in every sense. She is genuine in her desire to meet the needs of her client and she understands every aspect of the real estate market. I had the pleasure of purchasing two homes with Carole, and always felt that my best interests were being served in the process. She has a deep understanding of real estate matters, including tax issues, and other matters that the homebuyer might not be familiar with. Carole listens to her client and then does the very best in exceeding expectations.”
Carole has a great deal of experience with residential real estate on the West Side of Los Angeles which proved invaluable to us. She worked with us during a weak and challenging real estate market and was very skilled in facilitating an extremely difficult sale. Carol always kept us up to date as our sale progressed and was very responsive whenever we had questions. We would recommend her to anyone who needs an experienced real estate professional in the Los Angeles area.”
Carole was very straightforward and honest in dealing with me. She immediately responded to my questions and understood the process to get to a closing on time. She even put me in contact with a mortgage broker to arrange for the financing of the purchase price. Having lived nearby for many years she has excellent knowledge of the market.”
We first met Carole when we were moving to Los Angeles from Texas and wanted to lease a home. Carole was very patient with us while we decided if the house she found for us was where we wanted to be. We ended up leasing it and Carole managed it for the owners as they lived out of the country. We lived in an ideal location for our kids to attend school and to this day some of our best friends come from that neighborhood . We had our share of travails with water leaks and its subsequent damage, both to the house and our property. She even arranged for temporary housing for us while some of the work was done. Once we decided to make a purchase, we once again called upon Carole to assist us and while it again took us a while to make our decision, Carole was there for us while we had an extensive negotiations with the sellers. We would not fail to use Carole again, nor refer her to anyone with their real estate needs.”
When I was transferred to LA area in the late 1980’s, Carole came highly recommended to me by colleagues in the entertainment business. She has successfully moved me into three widely different locations in an effortless manner. What I admire most is how patient she is throughout the process of finding me a new place to liKnowledgeableve while dealing with my “roller-coaster” whims. She spends beyond the requisite amount of time showing me locations and talking pros and cons. She is totally knowledgeable about the areas of town I am interested in and doesn’t waste time
showing me properties that I would never consider. I highly recommend her. Carole was invaluable representing us as a buyer in a recent purchase of a Townhouse in West Los Angeles.”
Her many years of experience and in depth/detail knowledge was a key asset and major differentiation between her and other agents/brokers. Quite simply, she was without question head and shoulders above the rest and we followed her advice, counsel and direction to a successful conclusion that all parties were happy with. We are happy to recommend Carole to anyone considering a real estate transaction.”
John & Celeste Plueger
I want thank you for making it happen for us and helping us with the purchase our first house! We were looking for a long time for the right house and you helped us find it. It was a great experience and very easy process from the beginning to the end of the transaction.
Thank you for taking care of all the details for us and becoming our trusted advisor during the process. We are very grateful for your help and all hard work!”
Bell-Air Crest resident.
I first met Carole in 1994, when a friend recommended her to help me buy my first home. She was very knowledgeable about the market on the Westside, and listened to my preferences (including not showing me homes above my price range). I bought a beautiful condo which I kept for twenty years! When I decided in 2014 to purchase a house and sell my condo, I reconnected with Carole. After looking at many houses in a difficult buyer’s market where I was not an all cash buyer, Carole found a beautifully redone house for me in Venice. She then helped me sell my condo, which sold in three days for $75,000 over the asking price she recommended (which I had been afraid was too high, but was in fact just right) with multiple offers. She then recommended top notch inspectors for my new home, and skillfully negotiated appropriate repairs with the seller’s agent. I highly recommend Carole.”
I met Carole years ago at an Open House within Bel Air Crest, a community that I had hoped to live one day. During the most recent real estate recovery, I made several offers on homes in the neighborhood that I had been watching independently. One of those homes was a listing of Carole’s. When I lost out on that specific property, Carole immediately kept an eye out for other homes that met my desires. Not even a month later, Carole called and said a home down the street from the one I lost was about to be listed. I jumped on the opportunity and immediately made an offer that, due to Carole’s crafty negotiating skills, was accepted. The sale was rather complicated because the owner was in Hong Kong, spoke moderate English and was attempting to have the current renter help with the process. Carole managed the cross-pacific communication skillfully and ensured I remained current on all inspections and contingencies. Two years later, Carole remains in contact and has been helpful with contacts for home improvement.”
“Overall Carole was terrific. She was always available when we called and answered all of our questions along the way. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Mountaingate and Bel Air Crest Communities, where we were looking. The only challenges were early on in the process when she had the wrong house as our target house. She stated she was just getting back into things after taking some time off. After we identified the correct houses, she was perfect after that. She exceeded our expectations.”